Construction sector to be offered traditional building skills through new programme

FIFE Historic Buildings Trust (FHBT) is set to launch a five year initiative which will allow those in the construction industry to develop traditional building skills.

A virtual breakfast meeting on January 28 from 8:00 to 8:45 am will mark the launch, with FHBT staff outlining future construction opportunities that will be available through the project.

Fife has a higher concentration of listed buildings than any other local authority area in Scotland. Fife Council said that the traditional skills provided free through the project will allow individuals, construction firms and building professionals to develop or hone their traditional building skills.

At the virtual meeting, FHBT staff will also outline future construction opportunities coming up through the project and advise on accessing the funded training in traditional skills. The local authority’s employability team will also talk on the mechanics of taking on a traditional skills apprentice.

Councillor Alice McGarry, convener of the south and west fife area committee, said, “Inverkeithing’s heritage is world class and for centuries it has been an important centre for international trade. The buildings and historic spaces reflect its prosperity and influence. This meeting launches the traditional skills training opportunities and funded apprenticeships. It reflects Fife’s commitment to the local construction industry, to training young people in vital, sustainable careers, and to heritage-led regeneration.”

If you plan to attend, you can register by emailing or phone 01592 890060.